Grafton Center for Deradicalization and International Security

Welcome to the Grafton Center for Deradicalization and International Security (GCDIS). The research by Institute of Economics and Peace indicates that 93% of all terrorist attacks between 1998 and 2014 occurred in countries with high levels of radicalization, state sponsored terror, involving extrajudicial killing, torture, and imprisonment without trial. Similarly, over 90 per cent of all terrorist deaths occurred in countries already engaged in some form of conflict whether internal or international. This means only 0.5 per cent of terrorist attacks occurred in countries that did not suffer from conflict or political terror. This underlines the close link between existing conflicts, radicalization, grievances and political violence with terrorist activity.

Grafton Center for Deradicalization and International Security is a multi-disciplinary and non-partisan research department of Grafton College that addresses the most important challenges to UK national security and international security in the current wake of radicalization and terrorist threats posed by organizations such as Al Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram etc,. According to the journal International Security stated in 1976, "We define international security broadly to include the full array of factors that have a direct bearing on the structure of the international system and the sovereignty of its members, with particular emphasis on the use, threat, and control of force."

GCDIS would publish reports, briefings, research papers and books and would hold conferences and seminars on the topics of Deradicalization, International Security, Global Intelligence, Peace and Harmony. We would engage governments, the private sector, civil society and its members in open debate and confidential discussion on the most significant developments in international affairs. The Center would run private and public events – conferences, workshops and roundtables – in London and internationally. GCDIS envisions research and policies for strategic national and global inquest, realizing the significance of traditional and non-traditional security challenges.

Program researchers would analyse security issues rigorously, draw prescriptive conclusions, and communicate their recommendations directly to makers of public policy and shapers of public opinion.


  1. Senior Military Personnel - serving and retired both
  2. Intelligence Personnel and Counter Terrorism Operatives
  3. Defence and Security based Journalists
  4. Professors of Counter Terrorism and International Security
  5. Senior Police Officials- serving and retired both
  6. Members of House of Lords and US Congress
  7. MP's

The aim is to recruit at least 50 experts with diversified skills and portfolio in order to raise the bar and scope of our activities and brand as well.

The Experts Panel would be carry a diversified portfolio of Security and CT professionals from United Kingdom, USA, Canada, European Countries, Pakistan, India, China, and Middle East.

 GCDIC incorporates the following themes and aims to establish research and development around them;

  1. International Security and Defense
  2. Intelligence Studies
  3. Extremism and Deradicalization
  4. Terrorism and Counter Terrorism
  5. Peace and War
  6. Nuclear Terrorism
  7. Conflict Resolution

GCDIC offers fellowships to security and defence personnel and students all over the world. As a fellow, you will focus on your individual project while benefiting from a dynamic, multidisciplinary community at Grafton Center. Please write to for more details on fellowships and application form.

 Membership of the Center would be provided in the following three categories:

  1. Professional Membership
  2. Student Membership
  3. Corporate Membership

Please write to for more information and membership applications.

  1. Global Deradicalization and Security Conference in February 2018;
  2. Webinars
  3. Monthly Lectures in Grafton College
  1.  The Anatomy of Intelligence Failures;
  2. Development of a Global Radicalisation Index for Policy Makers;

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